Engineering is Elementary: A Long Way Down - Designing Parachutes
EIE A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes
In this unit, students gain knowledge of astronomy and aerospace engineers by using the engineering design process to designing space technologies. Students read about a boy from Brazil who designs a parachute to get a large, heavy fruit down from a tree. Students learn about important science concept of drag in order to engineer a parachute that can land on a planet with an atmosphere that is thinner than Earth's.